Thomas P. Kasulis is professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. His publications include the classic Zen Action/Zen Person and more recently Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference.
Kasulis takes a comparative, philosophical approach, identifying
both Japanese and universal characteristics of 'Shinto
spirituality'.... The book has a clear thematic structure, reads
well, and will certainly provoke lively classroom discussion.--
"Journal of Asian Studies"
An outstanding introduction to the basics of the Shinto tradition and its many practices.-- "Philosophy East and West"
The best available primer on this little understood pillar of Japanese spiritual life.-- "Daily Yomiuri"